Festival Offers Musical Activities, Lectures, and Performances
SUNY Ulster Hosts Area’s First Microtonal Festival on Saturday, March 24
Festival Offers Musical Activities, Lectures, and Performances for Music Fans of All Ages
March 9, 2018 – Stone Ridge, NY – SUNY Ulster is offering a day of new sounds with its first Microtonal Festival. Microtonal music is the use in music of intervals smaller than a semitone, also called "microintervals". The festival will be held on Saturday, March 24, from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the College Lounge. The event will have hands-on activities, performances, and lectures about this unique type of music for adults and children with any level of musical experience.
A variety of workshops will be offered at the festival. Skip La Plante will build musical instruments from scratch with both kids and adults, and Jon Catler and Meredith Borden of the 13 O'clock Blues Band will lead workshops on unique ways to play instruments. Henry Lowengard will lead a presentation on microtonality and technology. These activities prepare for the evening concert, which features the microtonal blues band, 13 O'clock. This event is free and open to the public. The instrument building workshops will have a $10 materials fee and require prior registration.